AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:17:51 -0400 Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:13:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/25/US-Listeria-Ice-Cream/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Listeria-Ice-Cream c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-705d WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:06:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/25/US--Listeria-Ice.Cream/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Listeria-Ice.Cream c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-705c WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:49:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/24/US-Hawaii-Smoking-Age/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Hawaii-Smoking-Age c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-732e HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:58:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/24/US--Listeria-Ice.Cream/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Listeria-Ice.Cream c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-771a WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. Legislature passes bill that would make Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:09:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/24/US--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-732d HONOLULU (AP) — Legislature passes bill that would make Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21. Ohio officials closer to finding source of deadly botulism Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:13:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/24/US-Suspected-Botulism-Ohio/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Suspected-Botulism-Ohio c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-75e5 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they are closer to finding the source of botulism that killed one person and sickened many more after a church picnic in central Ohio last weekend. Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:55:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/24/US--HIV.Outbreak-Indiana/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--HIV.Outbreak-Indiana c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-75b4 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases. Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:02:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/23/EU-MED--Malaria.Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Malaria.Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:5376668d:14ce60e9ef2:-7977 LONDON (AP) — The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time. VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:12:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/22/US-Veterans-Affairs-Philadelphia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Veterans-Affairs-Philadelphia c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:1045 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:19:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/22/US--Tracking.Listeria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Tracking.Listeria c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:14cc WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Guinea: 11 accused in Ebola worker deaths get life sentences Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:17:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/22/AF-Ebola-Guinea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF-Ebola-Guinea c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:163a CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinea court sentenced 11 people accused of killing eight Ebola health workers and journalists last year to life in prison on Tuesday. Health officials probe cause of suspected botulism at picnic Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:53:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/22/US--Suspected.Botulism-Ohio/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Suspected.Botulism-Ohio c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:12a5 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected botulism outbreak that left one person dead and 23 others sick. Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage is recalled Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:06:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/22/US--Sausage.Recall/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Sausage.Recall c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:11fa MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — Trader Joe's customers who bought the chain's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage are urged to throw it out amid concerns plastic may have made its way into the packages. Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:27:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/21/US--Listeria-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Listeria-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:b37 WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:15:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/21/US-MED-Mammograms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Mammograms c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:914 WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:19:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/20/US-FDA-Cosmetics-Bill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-FDA-Cosmetics-Bill c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:68b WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream. Ohio elections board assures staff after meningitis case Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:38:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/20/US--Elections.Board-Meningitis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Elections.Board-Meningitis c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:6a6 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elections board is assuring staff members and voters operations will continue as usual after a poll worker in training contracted bacterial meningitis. Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:01:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/20/US-MED--Mammograms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Mammograms c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:5fc WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Correction: HIV Outbreak-Indiana story Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:23:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/17/US-HIV-Outbreak-Indiana/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-HIV-Outbreak-Indiana c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cbe INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a story April 17 about an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says between 50 percent and 90 percent of people with hepatitis C are also infected with HIV. The CDC says 50 percent to 90 percent of people with HIV who use injectable drugs have hepatitis C. Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:14:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2015/04/20/US--Health.Overhaul-2016/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-2016 c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:261 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.